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Sarabauite

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About SarabauiteHide

Formula:
CaSb3+10S6O10
Colour:
Carmine red
Lustre:
Resinous
Hardness:
4
Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Name:
From Sarabau mine, type locality
Visually similar to realgar.


Classification of SarabauiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1976
2.MA.10

2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
M : Oxysulfosalts
A : Oxysulfosalts of Alkalies and Alkali Earths
Dana 7th ed.:
2.13.2.1
2.13.2.1

2 : SULFIDES
13 : Oxysulfides
4.3

4 : Oxysulphides

Physical Properties of SarabauiteHide

Resinous
Colour:
Carmine red
Streak:
Orange
Hardness:

Chemical Properties of SarabauiteHide

Formula:
CaSb3+10S6O10
IMA Formula:
Sb4S6 · CaSb6O10

Crystallography of SarabauiteHide

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
B2/b
Cell Parameters:
a = 25.37 Å, b = 5.65 Å, c = 16.87 Å
β = 117.58°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 4.49 : 1 : 2.986
Unit Cell V:
2,143.37 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Crystal StructureHide

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0009650SarabauiteNakai I, Nagashima K, Koto K, Morimoto N (1978) Crystal structure of oxide-chalcogenide. I.The crystal stucture of sarabauite CaSb10O10S6 Acta Crystallographica B34 3569-35721978Sarabau mine, Sarawak, Malaysia0293
0012196SarabauiteNakai I, Koto K, Nagashima K, Morimoto N (1977) The crystal structure of sarabauite CaSb10O10S6, a new oxide sulfide mineral Chemistry Letters 1977 275-2761977Sarabau mine, Sarawak, Malaysia0293
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Type Occurrence of SarabauiteHide

Synonyms of SarabauiteHide

Other Language Names for SarabauiteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
7 photos of Sarabauite associated with StibniteSb2S3
5 photos of Sarabauite associated with Wollastonite-2MCaSiO3
3 photos of Sarabauite associated with CalciteCaCO3
3 photos of Sarabauite associated with Wakabayashilite[(As,Sb)6S9][As4S5]
2 photos of Sarabauite associated with WollastoniteCaSiO3
1 photo of Sarabauite associated with SenarmontiteSb2O3

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.MA.05Cetineite(K,Na)6Sb3+12(Sb3+S3)2O18(OH)0.5 · 5,5H2OHex. 6 : P63
2.MA.05Ottensite(Na,K)3Sb3+6(Sb3+S3)O9 · 3H2OHex. 6 : P63

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

4.1BazhenoviteCa8S2(S3)(S2O3)(OH)12 · 20H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
4.2KermesiteSb2S2OTric. 1 : P1
4.4SchöllhorniteNa0.3CrS2 · H2OTrig.
4.5Yushkinite(Mg,Al)V4+S2(OH)2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
4.6VyalsoviteFeCaAlS(OH)5Orth.
4.7Valleriite(Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6Hex.
4.8TochiliniteFe2+5-6(Mg,Fe2+)5S6(OH)10Mon.
4.9Haapalaite(Fe2+,Ni)2(Mg,Fe2+)1.61S2(OH)3.22Hex.
4.10ApuaniteFe2+Fe3+4Sb3+4O12STet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mbc
4.11VersiliaiteFe2Fe4Sb6O16SOrth.

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for SarabauiteHide

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Nakai, I., Koto, K., Nagashima, K., Morimoto, N. (1977): The crystal structure of sarabauite CaSb10O10S6, a new oxide sulfide mineral. Chemistry Letters 1977, 275-276.
Nakai, I., Adachi, H., Matsubara, S., Kato, A., Masutomi, K., Fujiwara, T., Nagashima, K. (1978): Sarabauite, a new oxide sulfide mineral from the Sarabau mine, Sarawak, Malaysia. American Mineralogist 63, 715-719.
Nakai, I., Nagashima, K., Koto, K., Morimoto, N. (1978): Crystal structure of oxide-chalcogenide. I. The crystal stucture of sarabauite CaSb10O10S6. Acta Crystallographica B34, 3569-3572.

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Localities for SarabauiteHide

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Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Malaysia
 
  • Sarawak
    • Kuching Division
Percival, T. J., Radtke, A. S., & Bagby, W. C. (1990). Relationships among carbonate-replacement gold deposits, gold Skarns, and intrusive rocks, Bau Mining District, Sarawak, Malaysia. Mining Geology, 40(219), 1-16.
No reference listed
Chem.Lett.,Japan (1977) 275-276; Amer.Min.(1978) 63, 715-719; DILL, H.G. and HORN, E.E. (1996) The origin of a hypogene sarabauite-calcite mineralization at the Lucky Hill Au-Sb mine Sarawak, Malaysia.- Journal of Southeast Asian Earth Sciences, 14: 29-35; Breward, N., & Williams, M. (1994). Preliminary Apparaisal of the Environmental Geochemistry of the Bau Mining Area, Sarawak, Malaysia. British Geological Survey.; Percival, T. J., Radtke, A. S., & Bagby, W. C. (1990). Relationships among carbonate-replacement gold deposits, gold Skarns, and intrusive rocks, Bau Mining District, Sarawak, Malaysia. Mining Geology, 40(219), 1-16.
 
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